"When dreams are shattered, they itch like scabies on the buttocks" Eritrean proverb.
"Like a boomerang, history had executed one long ironic arc, returning to knock them off their feet"
"Eritreans are becoming rounded individuals, their community a more complex, conflicted society. That is no bad thing"
"In a case of reverse Stockholm syndrome, the kidnapper had, it seemed, fallen half in love with his hostages"
"In Eritrea, we love the West. But the West has decided to treat us as some kind of enemy. (...) We are like a child, going for the first time to the... the... what do you call it? - The kindergarten? -"Yes, a child going to the kindergarten. At the start, his mother has to stay with him. The West must stay with us now. (...) Our history makes us close. We have an affinity. Do not push us away".